Toma Piemontese PDO (ITALY)

Toma Piemontese (ITALY) - Cheese Origin
Country of OriginItaly
Age1 to 4 months
Weight and shape2 to 8 kg (4.5 – 17 lb, 100 oz), Wheel
SizeDiameter 15 to 35 cm (6 to 14 inches), Height 6 to 12 cm (2.5 to 5 inches)
ColorStraw yellow to pinkish-brown depending on age
TasteSweet, pleasant, acidulous, salty, vegetal and woody notes
PairingMagnus Langhe Chardonnay, Barbera del Monferrato

Toma Piemontese is an ancient cheese dated back to the hay days of Roman Empire. It is considered the Italian version of the French’s Tomme.

In the 11th century, this cheese was often distributed to poor workers.

Toma Piemontese Tasting Notes

This cheese is dubbed ‘the cheese of hundred tastes’ as the taste depends on its weight, ripening time, and if it is made with semi-fat version with skimmed milk or whole milk.

In general, Toma Piemontese melts perfectly and taste of sweetness with hints of vegetal and woody notes.

How to Enjoy (PAIRING)

Adding grated Toma Piemontese in risotto, gnocchi, or Pastasciutta or cook it with frittata is what the Italian would do.

You can also spread it on black/whole rye bread and polenta for a nutritious breakfast/brunch or adding aromatic honey with fruits for a delicious quick snack.

Beverage wise, you can pair with dry Magnus Langhe Chardonnay or the sparking red Barbera del Monferrato.

Our favorite rye bread to go along with Toma Piemontese:

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Toma Piemontese Nutrition Facts

Per 100 g
Protein26.8 g
Carbohydrates< 1 g
Sugar< 1 g
Fat29.3 g
Cholesterol93 mg
Calcium767 mg
Vitamin A0.31 mg
Vitamin C< 0.1 mg
Iron0.38 mg
Sodium520 mg

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